THEY SAID YES

Β Remember the book proposal?

The 2nd call came. They want it.

AND. They loved my designwork so much, there may be an option for paid designwork in the mix.

Oh my gosh.

I cannot tell you how much I look forward to finally having the opportunity to meet so many of you. Because speaking engagements are a part of this. I may be heading into a town near you once all is written and settled.

THEY SAID YES.

Contract arrives in 2 weeks. I need to go cry or something. πŸ™‚

Blogging is alot of work, isn’t it? Yes, it is.

Just make sure you blog about what you love, pray you’re doing the right thing for the right reasons and keep going. Because if this can happen to me… well, you know the rest.

And know, this is way more than all about me. That’s only 5% of it This is my opportunity to share the story of how I got where I am. I hope those that helped me along the way are ready for abit of good publicity.

More to come! I have to go letter up a rig today. You know.. my old job that pays my bills. So far…

All book newsworthy posts are HERE.

“Son, I hope you like staging, because you’re my new assistant.”

πŸ™‚

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  1. OH WOW!!!! Yes, I’m screaming for joy for you. How exciting. Congratulations, you definitely have created an incredible style for yourself. You deserve this. Woo Hoo!

  2. YAY!!!!
    I am so PROUD for you! You work so hard and it really pays off. I can tell that you put yourself into your work– they will not be disappointed. Neither will I~~ when I get your book!!! YAY!

    BE blessed!
    Pat

  3. Awesome!!! YES!!!! Glad to see all your hard work is paying off. Keep up the great work and have a great weekend … break out the wine and time time to CELEBRATE. πŸ™‚

  4. Donna—So fantastic…and of course, in my mind, there was no doubt they would want to do to do your book! So, when you get on the lecture circuit, maybe you could come to Springfield, MO, or someplace close. Would love to meet you in person!
    Again, KUDOS!
    Best regards,
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

  5. Yay! This is so awesome! You earned it and you’ll be very successful! I’m not surprised they said yes. Congratulations and can’t wait to read it.

  6. CONGRATULATIONS! It is so much fun seeing someone who has offered so much and worked so hard get such an amazing opportunity and well deserved recognition!!!

  7. Donna,

    Cartwheels, cartwheels! So, so excited for you!! Tell your publishers to add Salt Lake City to the book tour (and in all your “free” time, I’d love the point-n-shoot tutorial.)
    Congratulations!

  8. You know what’s one of the many great things about your blog? I feel like I know you. Like an old friend. And like an old friend, I am soooo super happy for you! One big, warm hug from me to you. Congratulations, dear friend!

  9. Oh Donna, I couldn’t be more thrilled for you… I told you that you were famous…lol… well you are going to be soon.

    This is just the beginning of something wonderful. Next your own TV show.

    Don’t forget us when you get really big, k?

    Congrats my friend… I can’t think of anyone more deserving. You make us Canadians proud.

    Hugs, Deb

  10. Don’t know if they say “Praise the Lord” in your neck of the wooods, but HEY! “Praise the LORD”!
    Lovin this for you. And yes, I am acting like I know you for real, cause that’s how it feels. Carol in Az.

  11. I am so happy for you Donna. One night I found myself reading your backround story. (I usually don’t dig so deep!) I can see this means so much for you! God’s blessings!

  12. Congrats to you! Tell them Michigan is on the tour list or you just won’t take the deal! LOL! Seriously, I hope you post where you will be and when. I would love to come and meet you! I’ll bring chocolate and coffee!

  13. Whoa, Donna!!!! That’s fantastic! We’re all so happy for you! Can’t wait to see your book when it finally comes out….wowowowow!!
    Mel’s Cabin is so happy for you.

  14. WAHOO! That is sooooo exciting, but not unexpected. πŸ˜€ Congratulations a thousand times over!

    Any chance your book tour might bring you across the Pacific to little old Brisbane?! Hehe!

    πŸ™‚ Cassie

  15. YEEHAW!!! if I had on mascara right now, it’d be streaming black runny-ness down my face! ok, I have to admit I have been stalking your blog for a loooong time, then I got brave and started my little one, continued to stalk and {finally} made a few comments and then notice YOU, you! visited me!! (insert a big ole excited yipee or yeehaw now) So girl, I’ve been lovin’ ya for for a while – and honestly, I NEVER doubted that ‘they’ wouldn’t ink a deal with you!!! Never did!
    Congrats! and stop by again – when you have time!!
    PEACE & LOVE,
    ~Donna

  16. Boo-Yah!!!! Congratulations doesn’t EVEN cover it. I’m so excited for you!!!

    Btw, if you want a funny/realistic/slightly obsessive account of what it’s like to publish a book, you can go search for “publisher” or “editor” at the Yarn Harlot’s blog, http://www.YarnHarlot.ca. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is an excellent writer, funny, honest, yet an ordinary person. She’s a knitter, so that’s her spin and main topic, but she’s a great one to read, especially if you’ve got an American publisher.

    Best of luck on this journey . . . it’s going to be quite the ride!

  17. YAY YOU!!!! Congratulations…just a little secret; we knew all along they would love your work. Dah…your awesome, original, true blue and passionate.

    What a thrill for you and your son. I’m so happy for you and I would definitely stand in line to meet you and get my books signed…I could finally say that I met a celebrity! πŸ™‚ *sweet*

  18. Told ya! You’re gonna blow the SOCKS off of everyone! I smell book tour and TV!

    I also want to tell you that you’ve inspired me to tackle something new on a troublesome table. You’ll LOVE IT.

    Congratulations; it couldn’t have happened to a more talented person. And you deserve the design pay, as well.

  19. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, it could not be happening to a nicer person! I wish HGTV would come calling so we could see you weekly! By the way if that son isn’t interested, give me a call! I love junk!!! My house is filled with it! πŸ˜‰ CANNOT WAIT TO COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE!!! Blessings to you friend!

  20. Congrats Donna! I was so stoked when I saw the title of this post!! I knew the book deal would work out for you! You inspire, challenge and motivate us every day. You deserve a huge pat on the back!!! big hugs!

  21. Woo-hoo Donna! I hope you come to my town or nearby so I can meet you. Remember, Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything or at least pretend to when I introduce myself to you. Congratulations! You’re awesome!

  22. Congratulations! You have been a major source of information for improving my blog postings AND the photos that accompany them. I’m still using my cheapo point and shoot, but getting a little help from Picassa editing – thanks for the many tips. If you are in need of a smile tonight, checkout my newest post. :@

  23. Congratulations Donna! I am so happy for you, I could just spit! And, that is a great thing! I definitely want your book and I hope to meet you in person at a signing!

    WooHoo! You are rocking now!

  24. We all knew they would say YES or they would not be the kind of people who know real talent!! This is so exciting…..you know we will all be checking your speaking engagements and can only hope you come to a town near us!! You are going to INSPIRE so many more ppl, and touch lives and homes with happiness! WONDERFUL stuff Ms FJI Donna!! πŸ™‚

  25. so awesome! your style is one of a kind and it’s wonderful to see all your hard work and dedication (and obvious love for what you do) get a big fat nod!! hope you come to south carolina!

  26. A-MAZE-ING! So well deserved Donna, I could not be happier for you.

    You were so ready and that is why this is the new direction of your path.

    I can’t believe you found out so quickly, you must have amazed them so much that they had no hesitation. And, a design option to boot! That is so perfect, your image is so specific that it best managed in your own capable hands!

    Bask in the glory of it and I hope you come within traveling distance of me on your tour! Congrats, Laura

  27. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I always knew you were talented…and your style is so unique! I’m so excited for you…and hope that you come to my town to talk! Boy, would I love to meet you in person!

    You rock girlie!!!!!! (My hero!)

  28. AWESOME!! Fantastic news Donna, congratulations. You’ve worked very hard to be where you are, so enjoyed every moment.
    Take care and try not to stress too much. πŸ™‚
    Anne xx

  29. Thank you SO MUCH, everyone! It’s been one crazy mixed up day. I still don’t know whether to laugh or cry! So I’ll just add a smile and do all 3. πŸ™‚ Your support is worth a million bucks to me right now! You’re so awesome.

    Donna

  30. That is fantastic Donna!!!! I am uber happy for you, and I am happy for me…because that is one book I know I’m going to want.

    Congratulations. All your talent and hard work is paying off in a BIG way!

    LisaW

  31. Hi Donna-

    I knew it from the first time I landed on your blog – You Got Style girl and that it was just a matter of time for an editor to find you and see what the rest of your readers have know. I am so happy for you. You better book a signing event in the Philadelphia area – I will be the first in line. πŸ™‚
    My best- Diane

  32. Congratulations!!!! Your blog is definately my favorite, you inspire me and I’m even thinking of painting my own cabinets after I’ve seen what you have done!!!Now I know you will be coming to Portland, on that book tour! I only hope I can go so I can meet you personally! I just got my first drop cloths and they are in the washer as we speak! Donna, God has truly blessed you (and those of us who follow you!) Thank you for sharing your talent! I appreciate so much, how willing you are to share ideas and most of all the HOW TOO’S, You are so giving, and I guess as it its said, the more you give so shall you recieve! Again, my congratulations!
    PS I’d still love that personal consultation in Bend, OR!!!!
    Kim

  33. YEAH Donna!!! I am jumping for joy for you and so proud of you. I read what you submitted and it was EXCELLENT – definitely funky junk style. I loved it. I hope Orlando and Biglerville are on your tour! Bet that later town will be on it. I am so excited for you. MMS’s Mom

  34. Hot damn! They are lucky they signed you before someone else did. I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to follow you into your new life!

  35. I am very happy for you Donna!! That is terrific news and you will do a wonderful job because you love doing what you do. Soon you will be hanging up your day job and concentrating 24.7 on what you love! How awesome is that. If you come to Boston, I will definetly be seeing you at your book signing!

  36. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome, amazing, I am so excited for you!! Are you going to sell autographed copies? If so, mark one down for me!! I can’t wait to check it out because I know it will be totally awesome! Congratulations, this is awesome!

  37. Is it inappropriate to say “Funkin’ Eh!!??” I want to be in charge of your wardrobe for the book tour. Ladies all over North America are kvelling (a yiddish term having to do with bursting with pride, from my Revlon days)over you. You have a pure heart and a gentle spirit. Enjoy your success. Ann

  38. I’m so glad I get to do this with all of you! Goodness… don’t know who’d I’d talk to otherwise. πŸ™‚

    Melissa, I have the option to purchase books for resale which I will be doing. So yes, autographed copies (is this for real?!?) will be available!

    Giving my head a shake…

    Donna

  39. Donna, I’m SO sorry I missed this HUGE announcement! I’ve been so busy at work and home that I’ve been reading very little online. I was just doing some catching up and I saw this! I am THRILLED for you. No one works harder at this than you do and you are sooo deserving. I can’t wait to see what you put together. I’m very happy that things are moving forward for you and quite quickly too.
    Congrats again!
    Lisa